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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 20 27 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 27 $15,698 $17,349
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $16,447 $18,149
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual LX 20 27 $16,710 $18,574
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,459 $19,374
4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,104
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,499
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 104.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 186.9 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.1 17.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.92 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P205/65HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3181 3336
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 130
Engine
Displacement 2.7L/162 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 155 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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